Loren Murchison

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLoren•Murchison
Used nameLoren•Murchison
Born17 December 1898 in Farmersville, Texas (USA)
Died11 June 1979 in Lakewood, New Jersey (USA)
Measurements174 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsNewark AC, Newark (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Loren Murchison of the New York AC was one of the finest Olympic sprinters of his time, without winning an individual medal. In addition to two relay gold medals he reached the individual sprint finals three times. Murchison won his first AAU title in 1918 when he took the 220 yard and in 1923 he won the AAU sprint double, repeating that feat at the 1925 British AAA championships. Indoors he won the AAU five times and set numerous world records at distances varying from 50 metres to 300 yards. In 1925 Murchison developed spinal meningitis and was paralyzed for the rest of his life from the waist down. He ran a company manufacturing sports medals and jewelry.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.5 (1924); 200 – 21.5e (1924).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Loren Murchison
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Loren Murchison
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold